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imjagdish
Hi ppl,
Recently, I visited Dandeli in Karnataka. I recommend this place for a 2-3 day outing. It's a wonderful place particularly if u r interested in wildlife. Dont have the pics handy, but will post in a few days/ weeks biggrin.gif .. The foll things makes it pretty interesting.

Coracle Ride: Probably the most exciting of all the activities. You are taken in a coracle (a small boat made of bamboo) through the river Kali for about 3 km. After about a km from the start, starts crocodile territorry..u get to see them around basking in the sun...u can also see a lot of migratory birds around.

Jungle Safari: Takes u into the dry decidous forests of Kulgi forest. U have to be really lucky to spot wildlife. Tigers, Black Panther (speciality of this forest), leopard, Indian Gaur, elephants to name a few. I saw a tiger when i visited this forest about 12 yrs back .They used to have a night safari then..Stopped it after Sanjay Dutt was caught poaching deer. Anyways, you r also taken to Kavala caves where there is a shiv ling made of natural rocks. Beware, these caves which extend for kilometers may have some big cats hiding inside. The sunset view from outside the caves is wonderful too.

Syntheri Rocks: A huge monolith of granite.

White Water Rafting: The only place south of the himalayas for white water rafting. 4 hrs of pure fun and adventure.

Places to stay:
1. Jungle Lodges and Resorts (preferably the tents for the ambience)..well equipped with attached toilets.
2. Hornbill resorts: A bit expensive, but have heard that their tents on the tree tops are great.
3. Bison Resorts.

I recommend Jungle Lodges and resorts.. Will post the pics soon.
Nimii
Jagz yes re I have heard a lot about this place. Jungle Lodges are good.. except their food sux big time in Bhimeshwari..

Post karo re pix!!!!!!!!! Awaiting eagerly jump.gif

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rom
Dandeli exists? Really? shocked.gif
I'd heard of this place on a radio play called Alampanah... it was based on a novel by the same name, and I'd thought the place was imaginary... doh.gif
Nimii
It does Rom! IT is supposed to be a beautiful place for camping!

I have an aunt who has been there more than once and has been asking me to go there. rolleyes.gif

Cant wait to go there jump.gif

This weekend I am off to Hampi/Badami/pattadakal.. will come back with stories.. this time there will be some archeological/historical background to talk about! Cant wait to go!!

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rom
QUOTE(Nimii @ Feb 7 2006, 04:26 PM) *

It does Rom! IT is supposed to be a beautiful place for camping!

I have an aunt who has been there more than once and has been asking me to go there. rolleyes.gif

Cant wait to go there jump.gif

This weekend I am off to Hampi/Badami/pattadakal.. will come back with stories.. this time there will be some archeological/historical background to talk about! Cant wait to go!!

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You have a wonderful supply of wonderful aunts, N! ohmy.gif Dilli mein bhi hein na do-chaar jo tumhein all over the world ghoomati hein? Lucky you! angry.gif
Aakar batana tumne kya kya dekha...
imjagdish
QUOTE(Nimii @ Feb 7 2006, 04:15 PM) *

Jagz yes re I have heard a lot about this place. Jungle Lodges are good.. except their food sux big time in Bhimeshwari..

Post karo re pix!!!!!!!!! Awaiting eagerly jump.gif

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Nimmu the food at JLR was good.. I still remember the chicken and payasam. Overall the food was good inclusive of the breakfast. I was planning on a short trip this weekend, but got cancelled this afty cry.gif so u would have to be content with only a few pics.
Mandrake
Wow!! Dandeli!!! Good ol' memories smile1.gif

The son of the forest ranger in 1982 was my hostel-mate. We all went and stayed in his HUGE 17-roomed bungalow. Took bicycles and rode (I think) 26 km uphill-downhill to Syntheri Rocks... got caught in brambles and had a torn shirt... 17 out of 22 guys got dead drunk... luckily the female ACP was also visiting the same spot for some official work... dumped those 22 fellas in her minitruck... rode back dead tired.... slept in the middle of the road for 5-5 min breaks as the uphill ride was a killer... had a puncture 10 km from civilization... held hand of the pillion rider of a passing scooterist and got thankfully 'dragged' home at 9 in the night on that punctured bicycle...

....dandeli.... won't froget you ever smile1.gif
Nimii
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Nimmu the food at JLR was good.. I still remember the chicken and payasam. Overall the food was good inclusive of the breakfast. I was planning on a short trip this weekend, but got cancelled this afty cry.gif so u would have to be content with only a few pics.


Jagz na re JLR in Bhimeshwari food was lousy, except their barbecue!! that was awesome with all that wine/beer and all wub.gif

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Nimii
glare.gif Why is this magician here look.gif

Me no toks to him :hmphhhh: glare.gif
imjagdish
QUOTE(Nimii @ Feb 7 2006, 07:31 PM) *

QUOTE
Nimmu the food at JLR was good.. I still remember the chicken and payasam. Overall the food was good inclusive of the breakfast. I was planning on a short trip this weekend, but got cancelled this afty cry.gif so u would have to be content with only a few pics.


Jagz na re JLR in Bhimeshwari food was lousy, except their barbecue!! that was awesome with all that wine/beer and all wub.gif

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Maybe, but Dandeli was good...i did not not know Nimmu was a bewadi biggrin.gif .Aur bechare jadugar ne kya kiya tere ku Nimmu?
Nimii
:hic: me not bewadi .. me drinks wunly when the mahaul is shexy shexy and romantic romantic wub.gif

Dont u talk about that Magician .. he wants me to cleans bartans .. mad.gif abuse.gif

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Marcilo
Wow.. Dandeli…. I had visited this place with my friends way back in 1992. talk about Cynthri rocks…. Well some one told me later that there are crocodiles in there… that place is amazing….
imjagdish
QUOTE(Marcilo @ Feb 7 2006, 11:33 PM) *

Wow.. Dandeli…. I had visited this place with my friends way back in 1992. talk about Cynthri rocks…. Well some one told me later that there are crocodiles in there… that place is amazing….


Yessssssss!! it has crocs and lots of them. I am not really sure how well the pics would come out as the lens i used was heavy and maintaining a steady hand in the coracle was tough...but yeah, summers would be the best time to spot the tigers or panthers. start planning Nimmu.
Nimii
haan even in bhimeshwari we went in a coracle .. and the croc there didnt look like crocs.. we thought some of them looked like rocks rollf.gif

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imjagdish
QUOTE(Nimii @ Feb 8 2006, 12:27 AM) *

haan even in bhimeshwari we went in a coracle .. and the croc there didnt look like crocs.. we thought some of them looked like rocks rollf.gif

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the crocs here were sitting on rocks.. biggrin.gif
Marcilo
well we were swimming and jumping in water and did not even know about Corcs..
imjagdish
QUOTE(Marcilo @ Feb 8 2006, 01:28 AM) *

well we were swimming and jumping in water and did not even know about Corcs..


Marc, had u known that you would not be swimming..anyway, the crocs are mostly present in a stretch of a kilometer and a half, but u never know...
Marcilo
QUOTE(imjagdish @ Feb 7 2006, 03:05 PM) *

QUOTE(Marcilo @ Feb 8 2006, 01:28 AM) *

well we were swimming and jumping in water and did not even know about Corcs..


Marc, had u known that you would not be swimming..anyway, the crocs are mostly present in a stretch of a kilometer and a half, but u never know...



Yes you are very right, no ways i would have gone close to water
Nimii
Ayyooooooo that is better na!! Not like merawala rock look alikes afraid.gif
Marcilo
Are yeh foto is almost 13 years old now... tongue.gif
Nimii
Ohhhhhhhh who are those 2 guys MARCI?!?!?

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Marcilo
QUOTE(Nimii @ Feb 7 2006, 11:31 PM) *

Ohhhhhhhh who are those 2 guys MARCI?!?!?

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Eek to mai hi hu.... tongue.gif jo niche pani ke pass baitha hua hai... aur neele kapde me mera dost biggrin.gif
Nimii
Wah kitna door shot liya hai mad.gif

I wanna zoom pix of those 2 guys tongue.gif *i meant the crocs*

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Marcilo
QUOTE(Nimii @ Feb 8 2006, 10:39 AM) *

Wah kitna door shot liya hai mad.gif

I wanna zoom pix of those 2 guys tongue.gif *i meant the crocs*

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Long shot hai is liyee to post kiya hai.... biggrin.gif biggrin.gif
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